Eden Cemetery

Eden Cemetery became the final resting place for Octavius Catto, when Lebanon Cemetery closed in 1903. After some litigation, a charter was granted by the State of Pennsylvania on June 20, 1902 for the establishment of a not for profit cemetery company for the burial of African Americans. Fifty-three acres of beautiful rolling hills and level ground, part of the former Bartram Farms in the near-by borough of Collingdale, Delaware County, was selected as the site. r It is here that Octavius Catto was reburied, when Lebanon Cemetery closed.  The Octavius Catto Lodge and then Councilman Jim Kenney dedicated a new burial marker at the site.

See Lebanon Cemetery.

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